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BARRY LEE SMITH

  • Wall Name:BARRY L SMITH
  • Date of Birth:2/3/1952
  • Date of Casualty:1/24/1972
  • Home of Record:YORK
  • County of Record:YORK COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 100
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

MICHAEL JOHN WELCH

  • Wall Name:MICHAEL J WELCH
  • Date of Birth:5/7/1945
  • Date of Casualty:1/25/1972
  • Home of Record:DANVILLE
  • County of Record:VERMILION COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line: 2W, 100
  • Casualty Province:AM XUGEN

ROGER LEE PIERCE


is honored on Panel 2W, Line 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Recall

    Posted on 3/19/16 - by Greg Howe, LTC(r)
    I served in the adjacent district in Vietnam's IV Corps, My Xuyen, also as a District Senior Adviser. I recall that Major Pierce had been up and down that canal one too many times with his counterpart. He had just returned from R&R with his family; I think he had four children. Very sad time because Roger was well-liked by all of Team 71. The Team paid tribute to Major Pierce at our Headquarters and I recall how sad I was that this brave soldier had been killed. Next time I go to the Wall, I will seek out his place.
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  • The Finest Officer the Army Had

    Posted on 7/11/15 - by Harry Schaefer hschaefer22@att.net
    George, I saw your posting when I looked up Roger on the Vietnam Memorial Wall page. I served as a Captain under Roger as his DIOCC for almost 9 month while he was the DSA in Tan Tri District. He was the finest Officer I have known in the Army. I tried to find out the details of the ambush and knew that he took small arms fire when jumped back into the canal to save the Vietnamese District Chief. We went on many operations together and in fact he let me drop two weeks early so I could be home for my son’s first birthday. I Would have been on that operation with him and I often wonder if I could have saved him. I tried to get contact my replacement for six months to find out why he did not go on the operation but all attempts failed. I went to the Wall several times to view his name and am currently looking for photos that I can post. I doubt that your email is still active but would like to hear from you if it is.

    Harry Schaefer
    LTC USAR (Retired)
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/31/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Major Roger Lee Pierce, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Roger Lee PIERCE, USA...who made the utlimate sacrifice!!!!!

    Posted on 11/22/10 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 1/25/07 - by Dave Avery averyds@carrollsweb.com
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8

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